No wonder the tobacco industry is either in uproar or producing its own e-cigs! A survey of almost 6,000 smokers in Britain trying to quit found that those who used electronic cigarettes were more likely to stop using smoking tobacco than those who used over-the-counter quitting aids or had no help at all.
The study was published in the journal Addiction. To the extent that e-cigs help people quit inhaling tobacco, the study says, “e-cigarettes may substantially improve public health because of their widespread appeal and the huge health gains associated with stopping smoking.”
The survey, conducted on British Households between 2009 and 2014 highlighted the fact that of all smokers who tried to quit in the 12 months prior to the survey,a third used over-the-counter smoking cessation aids, such as nicotine patches, chewing gum and so on, while around 8% used e-cigs. The result? You guessed it! There were more people in the e-cig group who successfully quit smoking than in any other group!